[mythtv-users] Enabling multirec borks usability a bit.

Richard Morton richard.e.morton at gmail.com
Mon Apr 19 17:51:54 UTC 2010

On 19 April 2010 17:52, mugginz <feed.mugginz at internode.on.net> wrote:
>> I would have thought that the behaviour you described above is exactly as
>> expected. You have three tuners, you went and started three recordings.
>> This meant that each tuner grabbed and locked the mux that contained the
>> channel it was recording. I can't see any way you can then access a
>> channel that's not on one of the three muxes currently being used. That's
>> exactly the way that multirec is supposed to work.
>> Don't forget, your 'virtual tuner' which is the extra tuner you configured
>> is just a happenstance extra benefit of the fact that each tuned mux
>> contains a number of channels.  Once a mux is selected by the hardware,
>> that's the limit of availability for that physical tuner.
> No, that's not what I'm getting at.  The three tuners are all tied up and was
> able to switch between the muxes momentarily.
> Tuner 1 - Channel 7 - Various other channels available from this mux
> Tuner 2 - Channel 9 - ditto
> Tuner 3 - Channel 10 - ditto
> I should be able to switch between any channel from the muxes sitting on each
> of the tuners.  So, any channel available from the muxes that transmit
> channels 7, 9 and 10.
> After loading up each of the tuners with recordings I was able to make one
> correct switch.  When selecting channel 2 (which isn't available from either
> of the three muxes sitting on the tuners) it correctly selected the closest
> channel that was available.  But then I couldn't select a channel from one of
> the other muxes without manually selecting another input first.  It decided to
> lock itself to just the mux that channel 7 was transmitting on.
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I agree in an ideal world; but we never watch livetv after a period of
aclimatising to a proper DVR... even the news and sports are recorded.
admittedly we do have 2.5TB total to play around with...

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